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Net Gain is looking after the North Sea

Net Gain is looking after the North Sea

Insights and action items
The NMMA through Grow Boating has released a full study on the First-Time Boat Buyer (FTBB), yielding insights and action items for boat manufacturers, dealers and the industry. For the record an FTBB could be interested in purchasing a new or used boat. 20 Apr 2017 - Boating Business
Tax implications for the UK as EU divorce begins
Once the UK leaves the EU it is likely the first practical impact will be felt on sales to and purchases from, the remaining EU. The key practical implications are as follows writes Fleur Lewis, partner at Bishop Fleming accountants: 19 Apr 2017 - Boating Business
Family businesses
Family businesses can be challenging to run, as the dynamics of blood relations can lead to emotional decision making and even family bust ups. 10 Apr 2017 - Boating Business
Wait and see but it’s business as usual
The triggering of Article 50 and the passing of the Great Repeal Bill where thousands of pieces of EU legislation will be incorporated into domestic law has given British businesses a point of certainty. 07 Apr 2017 - Boating Business
Person Behind the Face - Derek Gilbert
How I got into this industry….I learned to sail at an early age in a Yarmouth Scow and this love of water led to a career in the Merchant Navy. From a junior engineer officer with a tanker company, I became a field service engineer, travelling globally and working on commercial and military shipping. 30 Mar 2017 - Boating Business
Help make VAT simpler
VAT is a tax that, from the government’s point of view, is very successful. It raised some £117bn last year – 22% of government revenues. And it’s cheap to collect – the VAT-registered trader does most of the work and HMRC just polices it, writes Adam Bernstein. 29 Mar 2017 - Boating Business
Time for reflection
The boat show season is drawing to a close. Most shows reported an increase in attendance and as you might imagine, the reports all have quotes saying in effect ‘sales were good’. 29 Mar 2017 - Boating Business
Sum of many parts
It’s a constant amazement to me that we make world class marine based products, while at the same time happily sit in splendid isolation. 29 Mar 2017 - Boating Business
Rent, lease or buy?
Acquiring equipment - how should you pay for it? Cash will deplete reserves and could affect cashflow; renting or leasing will have inbuilt charges added on by the supplier, writes Adam Bernstein. 24 Mar 2017 - Boating Business
Uncertainty is never good
Boat sales have been on a roll since last Summer's referendum with industry market leaders toasting a surge in sales in the wake of the weak pound. 03 Mar 2017 - Boating Business
Brexit negotiations: Protection of rights
As Parliament debates the Bill to leave the European Union, Equality and Human Rights Commission Chairman, David Isaac, has called for equality and human rights impact assessments to be included. “As negotiations begin over the terms of Brexit, any deals reached must be assessed for their impact on people’s rights. 03 Mar 2017 - Boating Business
Phil Cornick - Person Behind the Face
How I got into this industry…. Hunger! 03 Mar 2017 - Boating Business
Extending the life of a family business
Just like people, businesses don’t really die of old age – they die because of accident, disease or deliberate actions. Unlike people though, the majority of family run businesses are disposed of deliberately, because the owners fancy a change or can’t find a family member to take them on, writes Adam Bernstein. 28 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
Back to the future
I sat at a dinner not so long back and looking around noticed that for once there were more people I did not know than I knew. 23 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
North American sailing market
Sally Helme, group publisher, Cruising World and Sailing World presented the Sailing Market - State of the Industry presentation at the Miami Boat Show. 21 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
Business rates - what you need to know about the changes
Business rates are based on a property’s potential rental value, taking into account rents paid by surrounding businesses. This is then multiplied by the property’s size and by an annually adjusted multiplier, writes Fleur Lewis, partner at Bishop Fleming accountants. 15 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
Second international breakfast meeting shows the way forward
European Boating Industry and boot Düsseldorf have held the second edition of the international breakfast meeting, marking the fifth year of their cooperation. 14 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
Downsizing in style
For Western Australian couple Ben and Shamars Williams, downsizing has meant just that after they swapped their four bedroom, two bathroom house for a 24ft boat with around 10m2 of space. 02 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
Record is broken by four days
Congratulations to Francis Joyon and his crew who have completed a record-breaking Jules Verne Trophy. 02 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
More records broken
And congratulations also go to British sailor Alex Thompson who finished the Vendée Globe solo round the world race onboard his boat HUGO BOSS despite breaking his starboard foil a few days in. 02 Feb 2017 - Boating Business